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Steve Wallace: Once more into the readers’ mailbag

August 16, 2019

    Qualifying to rent a vehicle in Britain has been a hassle for many people from Canada. The problem stems from the manual-shift designation request from British authorities. Readers of this column have been waiting for an answer to… Read More…

Steve Wallace: ‘Scramble’ crosswalk a safer alternative

August 9, 2019

          The best traffic planning separates the various modes of transportation for reasons of safety and efficiency. The recent changes for all commuters at Wharf and Government streets in Victoria is a good example of an… Read More…

Readers weigh in on ‘the war on the car’

August 6, 2019

      Last week’s column, “Victoria’s war on the car,” yielded a significant response from readers. Fritz reminded me of the Ontario practice of traffic light altering. On his trip into work in Toronto in the early evening, he… Read More…

The folly of Victoria’s war on the car

July 26, 2019

    Once upon a time in a land close by, there was a war on the car. This seemingly co-ordinated plot involved a stalemate of the traffic-light system on a provincial highway: From the government seat of power all… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Infant on car roof and other weird tales

July 19, 2019

  The things one sees while driving in our province are difficult to believe. Here are some real-world examples which could be filed under the heading: “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.” The guy standing on top of a party… Read More…

Steve Wallace: Readers weigh in on alternative vehicles

July 12, 2019

  More answers to questions from readers: Wayne has some very telling suggestions concerning alternate forms of transportation mentioned in last week’s column. He believes all power-assist vehicles, whether bikes, scooters, chairs, Segways, skateboards and any other newly introduced powered… Read More…

Steve Wallace: New tech brings new licensing questions

July 5, 2019

  Let us imagine that you, the reader, are responsible for the regulation of vehicles in Canada and within the province of B.C. How do you intend to treat the various forms of relatively new and novel transportation options? We… Read More…

Steve Wallace: The smart ways to coexist on our roads

June 28, 2019

    The strangest thing happened last week when I counted how many cyclists were wearing a helmet. It was Monday morning, and there were 37 helmeted cyclists in downtown Victoria. Not a single helmetless rider was to be seen…. Read More…

Steve Wallace: How to be smart while sharing the road

June 21, 2019

Steve Wallace / Times Colonist JUNE 21, 2019 06:00 AM   Pedestrians are vulnerable and the most at risk in our traffic system. They have no protection or barrier to keep them safe. A sidewalk is their path of travel,… Read More…

Readers offer suggestions for road safety

June 20, 2019

By Steve Wallace Times Colonist, June 14th 2019   More recent suggestions from readers: Ben wants to know why we cannot copy some South American countries, by painting school, play, speed and yield signs on the road. It seems to… Read More…

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